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Huge Sale

22 Nov

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November 23-30, save up to 50 percent on select products during our week-long Online Extravaganza! To make it even better, there will be flash sales that last 24 hours on November 23 and November 30, the first and last days of Online Extravaganza. But remember: Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can!  Check out all the products by clicking the link below.  Then head to my online store to start ordering!

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Catalog Open House…Don’t Forget Your RSVP

13 Jun

The RSVP Deadline is fast approaching. You won’t want to miss this fun event!

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Getting in the Christmas Spirit

4 Nov

Is it too early?  Probably, but a bunch of us had a good time listening to Christmas music and stamping a stack of holiday cards.

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And for a little inspiration….here’s one of the cards we made.  It uses the single Christmas Star stamp.  (#134813, $9.95)  As a background, I added the stamp from Everything Eleanor (#124164, $26.95)

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Having a Blast at Stampin’ Up! Leadership!

11 Jan

I just couldn’t wait until I got home from Orlando to share my experience at the Manager’s Reception last night. Check out this picture, can you guess where I was?

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I was at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Stamp in’ Up! Had rented it out just for us! The food was incredible. Check out the size of this turkey leg. I swear it was 10 pounds!

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We had access to all the rides too! I avoided those just because I didn’t think the motion would mix with the food! By the way did I say I really enjoyed the butter beer? Not sure if I was on #2 or 3 in this one!

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To top off the night I was chosen to be the wizard and had a wand choose me! Here’s my little beauty complete with a Phoenix hair!

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So look out, I’m now armed!

Stamp-a-Stack Fun

1 Aug

Much to everyone’s dismay, I had to share pictures from the Monday night stamp-a-stack.  (Unfortunately I forgot to take photos at the Wednesday one, but I’ll get them next time around.)  If you look close, you may see some of their creations.  I’ll be featuring some of them in posts to come.

Smiles all around!

Go Jenny!

Beautiful work ladies!

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What a meeting!

30 Jul

One of the best things about being a demonstrator is the friends I make along the way.  Yesterday we had our quarterly Altimate Stampers meeting.  Those of us who went to convention had so much to share with everyone.  We started out the meeting as usual with a game.  It’s the same as you used to play as a kid, look at the board for 30 seconds and try to memorize everything on it.  Then list what you can remember.  Here’s our board, how would you’ve done?

After our game, we talked a little business, shared some swaps and ideas and of course, stamped!  Here’s some more of the sights.  I’m sure if you look, you’ll be able to tell just how thrilled they all were to be photographed!

This was one of our make-and-takes created by Ornetta Gilliam pictured here. She created a business card holder from a cassette case. It was really cute!

Another one of our make-and-takes created by Angel Fisher.

Stamp Set:  Wonderfall #128087
Big Shot:  Woodgrain embossing folder, Autumn Accents Bigz Die  (Both in the new Holiday Catalog!)
Side Note:  If you’d like to become a demonstrator and enjoy the company of our group, don’t hesitate to contact me!  Especially consider it in August as there’s a fun new offer for new recruits!

Premiere Party Wrap-Up

20 Jun

This may be a little late in coming, but I wanted to share a little from my catalog premiere party last week.  I tried something new, Auction Bucks,  and you all will have to let me know if you liked it, but I loved watching my retired stamps and accessories travel to new, loving homes!

Getting ready for the event was fun, although cleaning is always a challenge, and because I’m totally side-tracked by all my new catalog toys, something always suffers.  As you can tell by the sign that greeted everyone, it was the flowers that took a back seat this year!

As part of the premiere party, I had many retired stamps and accessories on sale.  This year I tried something new, Auction Bucks.  You all will have to let me know if you liked them, but I know I loved watching my retired stamps and accessories take new journeys to your loving homes!  When everyone arrived, they received the beautiful new catalog and these cute little purses as my gift.  In addition to chocolate, each purse contained between $5 and $20 in Auction Bucks that could be spent on retired merchandise or used later to bid on one of 3 mystery bags.

Here’s a look at the retired stamps I had for sale (or free if they used auction bucks!)  Way too many…can you see why I needed to say a fond farewell?  I had to make room for the new!!!

This year my daughter who is old enough and loves to do it, helped me by making her gooey butter brownies and some scrumptious muffins.  Of course, my guests never eat enough so I was forced to enjoy some left-overs.

And, of course, there  were make-and-takes.  Below is one of my favorites.  It’s using a new stamp set called Hoop La La.  I really love the counted cross-stitched look.  In order to make it look even more real, we ran the stamped image and backing CS through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Folder.  I’ve included the project tips below in case you want to give it a go!

Colors:  Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Gumball Green
Stamp Set:  Hoop La La  #126252, In Stitches Jumbo Wheel #121946
Accessories:  Scallop Square Duo Bigz Die, In Color Dahlias (love these!), Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon

Project Tips:

  1.  Stamp the hoop twice.  Punch one out with the circle punch.
  2. Marker your image…feel free to use different colors to coordinate with the dahlias and designer paper…then stamp on the punched-out hoop.
  3. Marker and stamp the needle on scrap vanilla and cut out.
  4. Stamp the needle tip on the punched-out hoop.
  5. Run both hoops through the big shot with the embossing folder.
  6. Adhere the top hoop using dimensional.
  7. Wheel the main card using  midnight muse.
  8. Assemble.

So, there you have it….the day in a nutshell!  I’m thrilled to say that approximately $1000 in Auction Bucks were used that day!  So, let me know if you liked it and if you’d like me to continue with my Premiere Party next year!